Month: October 2012

Are breeding programmes the answer to ash ‘die back’?

A recent, Swedish study in the Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research has revealed crucial information for horticulturalists in the UK, and in Northern and Central Europe, in their battles against the aggressive attacks of the Chalara fraxinea fungus (otherwise known as ash dieback disease) on mature forest areas.  Results from the study are far reaching, encouraging governments to invest in ash …

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World’s major waste – flaring gas – could be turned into profit

EBRD: world’s major waste – flaring gas – could be turned into profit Companies in EBRD region can turn waste of associated petroleum gas into profitable projects A major waste of a natural resource can be turned into profitable development investments, said the EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti today in London. In his opening remarks …

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The Low Carbon Energy Company launches revolutionary portable “free” power source

Portable solar panel takes sustainable power to the people! SUSTAINABILITY experts, The Low Carbon Energy Company have announced the launch of a portable solar PV unit that will bring power to the parts other energy sources cannot reach! The portable units known as The Solist were launched at this month’s canal festival in Burnley, Lancashire …

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GENeco – Avoiding landfill and generating compost

In the run up to this years Green Apple Awards at the Houses of Parliament on the 12th November, we will be reviewing some of the amazing award winning projects from last year. GENeco is Wessex Water’s waste to energy company that recycles waste, produces renewable energy and provides the agricultural industry with a nutrient-rich …

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Eighty three percent of Madagascar’s palms are threatened with extinction

Eighty three percent of Madagascar’s palms are threatened with extinction, putting the livelihoods of local people at risk – according to the latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ released today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The update brings the total number of species listed on The IUCN …

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Three New Sustainable Buildings for Liverpool University

University of Liverpool’s students and academics can now enjoy three new sustainable city centre campus buildings which have recently been completed thanks to award winning consultants WYG. WYG, technical consultancy for the built and natural environment have successfully completed three major projects for their client, University of Liverpool which has recently opened the doors of …

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